HOLY WEEK AND INCARNATION

Sometimes we are the cause of our own joy or pain, and sometimes we are not. If we follow Jesus’ ways, study his teachings, look to Jesus as the perfecter of our faith – we will come to understand that our pain and sorrow should not cause us to lose heart or grow weary. God took on human form as Jesus. In doing so God shows us that God knows what it is like to feel joy and happiness and also pain and sorrow.

COME AND SEE

In our Gospel reading today Nathanael asks: “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” I imagine him asking this kind of flippantly. He already believes that nothing good can come from such a place. I, for one, know exactly how it feels to have already made my mind up. Like Nathanael I have at certain …

BEWARE

“Jesus said, beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen my them for them you have no reward from [God] in heaven.” In this statement, I hear all of these things and more: Beware of posting too many selfies. Beware of bragging about your latest adventure. Beware of complaining about your …